JAIPUR - PUSHKAR - JODHPUR - UDAIPUR - MOUNT ABU (FROM JAIPUR)

Historical & Heritage | City | Pilgrimage | Hill Station

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This trip demands considerable trekking / walking

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Trip Starting Point: Jaipur City

Mode of Travel: Car (or Cab)

Trip Duration: 8 Days

Ideal Start Time: 10 AM:9 AM:8 AM:8 AM:8 AM:9 AM:8 AM:8 AM

Total Places Visited: 29

DAYS

DAY 1 : TRAVEL TO JAIPUR & JAIPUR SIGHTSEEING

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 2 Hours
Timings: Timings: 8 AM to 5.30 PM
Entry Fee: Rs.25 for Indians & Rs. 200 for Foreigners, Rs. 550 for Elephant Ride


At a distance of 13 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Amer Fort or Amber Fort is located in Amer near Jaipur. It is one of the best-preserved forts in Rajasthan, and among the prime place to include in Jaipur packages.

Amber was founded by the Meenas in 967 AD and they dedicated the town to Amba, the Mother Goddess. Around 1037 AD, Amber was conquered by Kachhawa Rajputs and ruled from the 11th to the 18th century, until the capital was moved from Amer to Jaipur. The Amber Fort was built by Raja Man Singh in 1592 AD and it was further expanded by successive rulers. Man Singh was one of the trusted generals of Emperor Akbar and one among the Navaratnas of his court. Later in 1727 AD, Sawai Jai Singh II moved the capital from Amber to Jaipur.

The architecture of Amer Fort is influenced by both Hindu and Muslim styles. Among the famous tourist places in Jaipur, Amer .....

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 9 AM to 4.30 PM
Entry Fee: Rs.35 for Indians, Rs.85 for Foreigners, Rs.50 for Camera & Rs.200 for Video Cam.

At a distance of 15 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station and less than 1 km (by walk) from Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort is situated on a cliff called Cheel ka Teela (Hill of Eagles) of the Aravali range. It overlooks the Amber Fort and the Maota Lake. This is one of the best forts in Jaipur and also among the famous Jaipur tourist places which is commonly visited from Amber Fort.

The fort was built by Jai Singh II in 1726 to protect the Amber Fort and was named after him. Amer was once known as Dhundhar, the old and original fort of Amer was ruled by clan of Meenas and later it was ruled by Kacchwa Rajputs. The Jaigarh fort was actually a defensive structure rather than a palace. Jaigarh Fort and Amber Fort are connected by underground passages.

The Jaigarh Fort is similar in structural design to the Amer Fort. It has a length of 3 km and width of 1 km. .....

Historical & Heritage | Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins
Timings: 6 AM - 1 PM and 4 PM - 8 PM
Entry Fee: Free entry

At a distance of 14 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station and 500 m from Amer Fort, Srijagat Siromani Temple is one of the oldest temple of Amber town. This temple is dedicated to Meera Bai and Lord Krishna.

Meera Bai is the wife of Mewar king though in childhood she was a great devotee of Lord Krishna and considered him as her husband. This temple was built during1599 - 1608 AD by the queen Kanakwati, wife of king Man Singh I in the memory of her son Jagat Singh.

According to the history, the statue of Lord Krishna in this temple is same statue that Meera Bai used to worship in Mewar. This statue was saved from destruction by rulers of Amer during Mughal war with Mewar and brought safely to Amer.

The temple is a perfect example of Nagara style architecture. It consists of a Sanctum, Vestibule and Mandapa with projecting screen window on either side. The temple stands on a high ornate adhisthana. The three storeyed Garbha griha is crowned by Sikhara. The Mandapa .....

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 50 for person

At a distance of 11 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station and 8 km from Amer Fort, Jal Mahal or the Water Palace is a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur. This is one of the biggest artificial lakes in Jaipur. The lake used to be a bird watcher's paradise in the past and was a favorite ground for the Rajput kings of Jaipur for royal duck shooting parties during picnics.

Jal Mahal was built in 18th century by Sawai Madho Singh I. Jal Mahal was constructed for serving the purpose of a summer resort for his family and guests. The palace was renovated and expanded in the 18th century by Madho Singh II. The Jal Mahal palace is considered an architectural beauty built in the Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture. It provides a picturesque view of the lake from the Man Sagar Dam and the surrounding Nahargarh hills. The palace was built using red sandstone. It is a five storied building out of which four floors remain under water when the lake is full and the .....

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins
Timings: 10 AM to 5.30 PM
Entry Fee: Rs.30 for Adults

At a distance of 7 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station and 7 km from Amer Fort, Maharaja ki Chhatri, also known as Gaitor Tombs are located in the walled city area named Brahmpuri at the foothills of Nahargarh Fort on Jaipur-Amer road. Gaitor is the cremation ground of the Royal Maharajas of Rajasthan.

It is believed that the word Gaitor is the mispronunciation form of Gaye ka Thor that means the resting place of the departed souls. Royal cenotaphs are built over the cremation site. The carving on each cenotaph is a reflection of the taste of the respective Maharajas.

These cenotaphs are a perfect collaboration of Islamic and Hindu architecture. The cenotaphs at Gaitor are in the form of open pavilions along with ornate domes that are supported by intricately sculpted pillars. The decor and profusion of each Chattri shows the stature and mastery of a particular king. Maharajas Pratap Singh, Madho Singh II and Jai Singh II, among others, are honoured here. The cenotaph .....

Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 6 AM to 8.30 PM
Entry Fee: Free entry

At a distance of 11 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Khole Ke Hanuman Ji is an ancient temple situated at Laxman Dungri in Jaipur. This temple is considered to be one of the famous temples in Jaipur, and among the must include places in Jaipur tour packages.

Khole Ke Hanuman ji Temple is dedicated to the Lord Hanuman. The inner sanctum of the temple is quite large and can accommodate 500 devotees. The temple is situated on a hillock and devotees have to walk around 1 km to reach the temple. The temple has an attractive entrance archway. The temple is known for its magical power and it is believed that the wishes of the devotees are always fulfilled. It is one of the popular Jaipur places to visit, especially for religious people.

The natural view of Aravali hill is magnificent from the temple and surrounding places. A large number of tourists .....

Overnight Stay in Jaipur

DAY 2 : JAIPUR SIGHTSEEING

Resume Jaipur Sightseeing

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
Entry Fee: Rs.75 for Indians & Rs.300 for Foreigners

At a distance of 5.5 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, City Palace is a beautiful palace complex situated in the heart of Jaipur City. It is one of the popular palaces in Rajasthan, and among the famous places to visit as part of Jaipur tour.

The palace was built between 1729 and 1732 AD by Sawai Jai Singh II. He planned and built the outer walls and later additions were made by successive rulers till the end of the 20th century. City Palace was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachhwa Rajput clan. Part of the palace currently houses a museum, though the major part is still a royal residence. It one of the most famous Jaipur tourist places.

The City Palace reflects Rajput, Mughal, and European architectural styles although it was designed according to Vaastushastra. The Palace .....

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Timings: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Entry Fee: Rs.40 for Indians & Rs.100 for Foreigners

At a distance of 5.5 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Jantar Mantar is located near City Palace and Hawa Mahal in Jaipur. It is one of the top tourist places in Jaipur City. This monument is the largest of the five astronomical observatories present in India. The other four astronomical observatories are located at Delhi, Varanasi, Mathura and Ujjain. It features the world's largest stone sundial, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Jantar Mantar was built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II and completed in 1738 AD. The name is derived from jantar means yantra and mantar means calculation. The Jaipur observatory was functional for seven years only, as the Maharaja was not very successful in deriving accurate, astronomical observations. It was later restored in the year 1901 and was declared as a national monument in the year 1948.

The .....

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins
Timings: 9 AM to 4.30 PM
Entry Fee: Rs.10 for Indians and Rs.50 for Foreigners

At a distance of 6 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Hawa Mahal is one of the prime tourist places to visit in Jaipur city. The palace sits on the edge of the City Palace and extends to the Zenana (women's) chambers. Hawa Mahal is often represented in promotion of Jaipur Tourism. Jaipur is among the top places to visit near Delhi.

The renowned Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh as a continuation to the stunning City Palace. The main architect of this palace is Lal Chand Ustad and the palace is believed to have been constructed in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu God.

Hawa Mahal was built in Rajputana architectural style. The palace is constructed of beautiful red and pink sandstone and it looks like a five storeyed Pyramid. The palace stands on a podium which is fifty feet high from base. .....

Historical & Heritage | Museum & Gallery

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM on all days. Closed on Friday
Entry Fee: Rs.20 for Indians and Rs.150 for Foreigners

At a distance of 6 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Albert Hall Museum is a museum situated in Ram Niwas Garden outside the city wall opposite the new gate in Jaipur. It is the oldest museum in Rajasthan, and one of the popular places of sightseeing in Jaipur.

The Albert Hall Museum is functioning as the State Museum of Rajasthan. The Hall was built by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II. The foundation stone of Albert Hall was laid during the visit of the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward to Jaipur in 1876 and it was completed in 1887. The building was designed by Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob and was opened as a public museum in 1887. It is also called the Government Central Museum. Maharaja Ram Singh initially wanted this building to be a town hall, but his successor, Madho Singh II, decided it should be a museum for the art of Jaipur.

It is a fine example of Indo-European architecture. The design of .....

Wildlife

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM. Closed on Tuesdays
Entry Fee: Rs. 15 for Indians and Rs.150 for Foreigners

At a distance of 6 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Jaipur Zoo is one of the most popular zoological parks in India, situated in Ram Niwas Gardens of Jaipur. The zoo is part of conservation breeding programs of the Central Zoo Authority and Government of Rajasthan for the ghariyal, cheetal and crocodile. A trip to the Zoo is one of the popular things to do in Jaipur city.

The zoo was opened in 1877 and is located near to the Albert Hall Museum. The Zoo is divided into two parts, the Animal Section and the Bird Section along with reptiles. One can spot more than 70 species of animals, birds and reptiles. The animal section accommodates a number of animal species like Lions, leopards, tigers, white tigers and panthers. One can also spot hyenas, alligators, tortoises, jackals, foxes, bears, and a diversity of deer. The zoo is also the residence of some multicolored species of birds that comprise geese, ducks, babbling lorry, white .....

Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 6 AM - 12 PM & 3 PM - 8:30 PM
Entry Fee: Free entry

At a distance of 6 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Birla Mandir is a Hindu temple located at the base of Moti Dongri Hill in Jaipur. The temple is sometimes also referred to as the Laxmi Narayan Temple. It is one of the major places to visit in Jaipur.

This marvelous temple was built during the year 1988 by Birla Group of Industries, one of the business tycoons of India. According to history, the Birla temple was built on the land given to the Birla family by the Maharaja.

The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Narayan) and his consort Lakshmi. The images of Lakshmi and Narayan attract the attention, being made out from one piece of marble. Standing on a raised platform, Birla Temple is made out with the premium quality of white marble. The temple looks stunning, when it is brightly lit in the night. The three huge domes of the temple represent three different approaches to the religion. .....

Overnight Stay in Jaipur

DAY 3 : TRAVEL TO AJMER & AJMER & PUSHKAR SIGHTSEEING

Travel from Jaipur to Ajmer

Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 3 Hours
Timings: 5 AM - 9 PM in winter & 4 AM - 10 PM in summer
Entry Fee: Free Entry

At a distance of 1 km from Ajmer Junction Railway Station, the Dargah of Moinuddin Chishti, also known as Ajmer Sharif Dargah or Ajmer Sharif, is an international waqf situated at the foot of the Taragarh hill in Ajmer town of Rajasthan. It is one of the most popular places of pilgrimage in Rajasthan, and among the top Ajmer places to visit.

Ajmer Sharif is the tomb of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. The Sufi saint is known to have come from Persia and died in 1236 CE at Ajmer. He was known for his noble teachings and peace. He devoted his life to the service and welfare of the poor and downtrodden. It is most the popular and important Muslim pilgrimage site in India. Ajmer Sharif is famous for fulfilling the wishes of the devotees. People from all the communities come here and pay homage in the dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti at Ajmer as part of Ajmer tour.

The .....

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins
Timings: 7 AM - 6 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

At a distance of 500 m from Ajmer Dargah Sharif and 1.5 km from Ajmer Junction Railway Station, Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra is an ancient mosque situated near Dargah Sharif in Ajmer town of Rajasthan. It is one of the oldest mosques in India and also the oldest surviving monument in Ajmer. The site is now maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Adhai Din Ka Jhopra, literally means 'shed of two and a half days', was built by Qutbuddin Aibak, the first Sultan of Delhi. The site of Adhai Din Ka Jhopra was originally a Sanskrit college commissioned by Vigraharaja IV, a king of the Shakambhari Chauhan dynasty. Based on a tablet found at the site, the original building must have been constructed sometime before 1153 CE. It was partially destroyed and converted into a mosque by Qutbuddin Aibak on the orders of Muhammad Ghori in 1192 CE. It was completed in 1199 CE and further beautified by Iltutmish of Delhi in 1213 CE.

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra is an early example of the Indo-Islamic .....

Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Timings: 8.30 AM - 4.30 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 10 for Indians & Rs. 25 for Foreigners

At a distance of 1 km from Ajmer Junction Railway Station and 1.5 km from Ajmer Dargah Sharif, Nasiyan Temple is a Jain temple located at Prithviraj Marg in Ajmer town of Rajasthan. Popularly known as Soni Ji Ki Nasiyan, the Jain temple is one of the best Jain Temples in Rajasthan and among the famous Ajmer tourist places.

Nasiyan Temple is dedicated to Lord Rishabhdev, the first Jain Tirthankara. Built by Seth Moolchand Soni in 1865 CE, the temple belongs to the Digamber sect of Jainism. The name of the temple is Siddhkoot Chaityalaya and is also known as 'Red Temple' as it is built of red sand stone. After the Swarna Nagari was added to the temple in 1895 CE, it popularly began to be called as Sone ka Mandir emphasizing the golden structure.

The temple has been constructed in red stone brought from Karauli, following the typical South Indian style of temple architecture. The gigantic gateway, also .....

Pilgrimage | Lake & Backwaters

Duration of visit: 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Timings: 9 AM - 6 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

At a distance of 1.5 km from Pushkar Bus Station, Pushkar Lake or Pushkar Sarovar is a sacred lake located in the town of Pushkar in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan. Pushkar Lake is one of the most sacred lakes in India and among the most popular Pushkar places to visit.

The history of Pushkar Lake dates back to the 4th Century BC. Though the creation of Pushkar Lake as an artificial lake started in the 12th century when a dam was built over the Luni River. Among the Hindus, it is believed that the lake was created with the lotus flower dropped from the hand of Lord Brahma. Guru Govind Singh is said to have given a sacred speech of the Guru Granth Sahib at the banks of the Lake. The Rajput rulers of Amber, Bundi, Bikaner, and Jaisalmer made great efforts to restore the lake and its surrounding temples. After that many kings of the different dynasties built ghats over the lake.

Pushkar Lake is one .....

Overnight Stay in Pushkar

DAY 4 : TRAVEL TO JODHPUR & JODHPUR SIGHTSEEING

Travel from Pushkar to Jodhpur

Museum & Gallery

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 9 AM - 5 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 15 for Indians and Rs. 50 for Foreigners

At a distance of 3.5 km from Jodhpur Junction and 6 km from Jodhpur Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace is a royal palace located on Chittar Hill in Jodhpur City of Rajasthan, India. It is one of the world's largest private residences and also one of the popular Jodhpur tourist places.

Umaid Bhawan Palace is named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present Maharaja Gaj Singh. Maharaja Umaid Singh had laid the foundations of this opulent 347 room edifice on 18th November 1929. However, the construction work started in 1943. It took 16 years to complete. This sandstone monument is the only 20th-century palace that was built for a noble cause. The purpose was to give employment to the people of Jodhpur during a long period of drought and famine.

Situated on Chittar Hill, the highest point in Jodhpur, the palace is a blend of Indian and European architectural influences. Edwardian architect Henry Vaughan .....

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 2-3 Hours
Timings: 9 AM - 5 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 70 for Indians, Rs. 600 for Foreigners & Rs. 100 for Camera

At a distance of 6 km from Jodhpur Junction, Mehrangarh Fort is an ancient hill fort situated in Jodhpur City. It is one of the renowned historical forts in Rajasthan, and among the must include places in Jodhpur sightseeing packages.

Situated at 410 feet above the city, Mehrangarh Fort was built by Rao Jodha in 1459 AD when he transferred his capital from Mandore to Jodhpur. The fort was named Mehrangarh, meaning 'Fort of the Sun'. Though the fortress was originally started in 1459 by Rao Jodha, most of the fort which stands today dates from the period of Jaswant Singh of Marwar (1638 -78). Today, this fort is preserved and owned by Maharaja Gaj Singh II - the current Rathore ruler.

According to popular folklore, it is believed that to develop the Mehrangarh Fort, the Rao Jodha displaced a hermit called Cheeria Nathji (The lord of birds), who was the hill's lone human occupant. Being angry upon this forced displacement, .....

Historical & Heritage | Park

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 8 AM to 8 PM, Museum: 9 AM to 6 PM on all days except Friday
Entry Fee: Free, Museum: Rs. 50 per person

At a distance of 8 km from Mehrangarh Fort and 9.5 km from Jodhpur Junction, Mandore Garden is situated at Mandore, the former capital of Maharajas of Marwar before the establishment of Jodhpur. This is a popular picnic spot for the people of Jodhpur.

The extensive Mandore Garden has high rock hill terrace, making it a popular local attraction. The cenotaphs of former rulers of Jodhpur can also be seen inside the Mandore Garden. These cenotaphs are not of usual shape and are built along the lines of a Hindu temple. These are built of red sandstone and are four stories high, with fine columns and an elegant spire. The cenotaphs of the Maharani are set on a rocky outcrop over the hill. One of the most prominent cenotaphs is that of Maharaja Ajit Singh which was built in 1793 CE.

The garden also has a hall of heroes which holds idols of various folk heroes of the past. Their statues, carved out of rocks and enhanced with brilliant bright colors can be found in this hall. Adjacent .....

Overnight Stay in Jodhpur

DAY 5 : TRAVEL TO UDAIPUR & UDAIPUR SIGHTSEEING

Travel from Jodhpur to Udaipur

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM,Dance Show: 7 PM to 8 PM
Entry Fee: Rs.30 for Indians, Rs. 60 for Foreigners, Dance Show: Rs. 60 for Indians & Rs. 100 for Foreigners

At a distance of 2 km from City Palace and 3 km from City Railway Station, Bagore Ki Haveli is an old royal building situated in front of the Lake Pichola at Gangori Ghat in Udaipur. This is one of the top places to visit in Udaipur.

Built by Amir Chand Badwa, the Chief Minister of Mewar Royal Court, it dates back to the 18th century. Maharana Shakti Singh of Bagore, who resided in the haveli, incorporated three storeys to the main structure, in 1878 AD. This ancient edifice has more than hundred rooms and displays delicate carvings and glass work. After being deserted for 50 years post-independence, the haveli was finally handed over to the West Zone Cultural Centre in 1986 for restoration. Today, the Haveli looks glorious and also houses a museum in its premises with paintings and costumes of the Royal Kings.

The interiors of the Haveli are embellished with intricate and fine mirror work. One can also see the private quarters of the royal ladies, their bath areas, dressing .....

Historical & Heritage | Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Timings: 5 AM - 2 PM & 4 PM - 8 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

At a distance of 3 km from Udaipur City Railway Station, Jagdish Temple is a Hindu temple located in the City Palace complex of Udaipur. This is one of the famous temples of Udaipur and among the top Udaipur attractions.

Sri Jagdish Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Laxmi Narayan), the preserver of the Universe. The temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singh with an estimated cost of 1.5 million rupees in 1651 AD. It is celebrated for being the largest temple in the city of Udaipur. The gateway of this temple can be sited at a distance of 150 meters from the Bara Pol of the City Palace. The temple was originally called the temple of Jagannath Rai but is now called Jagdish Temple.

This temple is built in the Indo-Aryan style of architecture. This three-storied temple is a wonder of architecture that comprises beautifully carved pillars, decorated ceilings, painted walls and lush halls. The first and the second storey of the .....

Overnight Stay in Udaipur

DAY 6 : UDAIPUR SIGHTSEEING

Resume Udaipur Sightseeing

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 2 Hours
Timings: 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM (last entry 4.30 PM)
Entry Fee: Rs.30 for Adults, Rs. 15 for Child & Rs.250 for Adults, Rs. 100 for Children for Museum

At a distance of 3 km from Udaipur City Railway Station, Udaipur City Palace is a beautiful royal palace complex situated on the banks of Lake Pichola in Udaipur city of Rajasthan. This majestic palace is the largest palace complex in India, and among the must include places in Udaipur packages.

The City Palace was built initially by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559 AD when he shifted his capital from the erstwhile Chittorgarh to the newly found city of Udaipur. The Palace was built over nearly 400 years, with contributions from several rulers of the Mewar dynasty.

Among the top Udaipur tourist places, the City Palace boasts of a wonderful blend of Medieval European and Indian architectural styles. Set at an average elevation of 598 m, the Palace has several towers, domes, and arches, which add to the flavor of the heritage site. Courtyards, pavilions, .....

Lake & Backwaters

Duration of visit: 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Timings: Boating Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: Boat: Rs. 400 per Adult, Rs. 200 per Child, Sunset Boat: Rs. 700 per Adult, Rs. 200 per Child

At a distance of 2.5 km from Udaipur City Railway Station, Pichola Lake is an artificial fresh water lake situated in the heart of Udaipur city in Rajasthan. Surrounded by hills, gardens, temples and havelis, Lake Pichola is one of the most beautiful lakes in India and a popular tourist attraction in Udaipur.

Pichola Lake was built in 1362 AD by Pichhu Banjara, a gypsy Banjara tribesman who transported grain, during the reign of Maharana Lakha. Later, Maharana Udai Singh, impressed by the charm of this lake with the backdrop of green hills, founded the city of Udaipur on the banks of the lake and also enlarged the lake by constructing a stone masonry dam in the Badi Pol region.

Lake Pichola is one of the several contiguous lakes, developed over the last few centuries in and around Udaipur city. Named after nearby Picholi village, Pichola Lake is nearly 4 km long and 3 km wide. The lake has a surface area of about 696 hectares .....

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 10 for Indian, Rs. 80 for Foreigner & Rs. 65 for Car

At a distance of 12 km from Udaipur City Railway Station and 10 km from City Palace, the Monsoon Palace, formerly known as the Sajjangarh Palace, is a hilltop royal palace overlooking the Fateh Sagar and Pichola Lakes in the city of Udaipur.

The Palace is named Sajjangarh after Maharana Sajjan Singh (1874-1884) of the Mewar Dynasty, who built it in 1884 AD. He was the 72nd ruler of the Mewar Dynasty. The Place reflects the rich cultural and history of Mewar Kingdom. It was built primarily to watch the monsoon clouds; hence, it is popularly known as Monsoon Palace.

The palace, built with white marble, is located on Bansdara peak of the Aravalli hill range at an altitude of 944 m (3100 feet). The intention of Maharana Sajjan Singh was to build a nine storey complex, basically as an astronomical center and to keep track of the movement of monsoon clouds in the area surrounding the palace, and also to provide employment to people. .....

Lake & Backwaters

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 8 AM to 4.30 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. Rs 250 for person for Motor Boat and Rs. 400 for Speed Boat

At a distance of 6 km from Udaipur City Railway Station and 5 km from Udaipur City Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake is an artificial lake situated besides the entrance to Moti Magri Hill and to the north of Lake Pichola in Udaipur city of Rajasthan.

Named after Maharana Fateh Singh, Fateh Sagar Lake was initially constructed by Maharana Jai Singh in 1678 AD. However, after a span of 200 years, the earthen bund, which formed the lake, was washed away during floods. Thereafter, Maharana Fateh Singh built the Connaught Dam on the Lake to mark the visit of Duke of Connaught, son of Queen Victoria in 1888 AD. The dam enlarged the lake and was later renamed as Fateh Sagar Lake.

It is one of the four beautiful lakes in the city, the other three being the Lake Pichola, Udai Sagar Lake, and Dhebar Lake or Jaisamand Lake. Fateh Sagar is 2.4 km length, 1.6 km width and 11.5 meter in depth. During the monsoons, the lake covers the total area of .....

Overnight Stay in Udaipur

DAY 7 : TRAVEL TO MOUNT ABU & MOUNT ABU SIGHTSEEING

Travel from Udaipur to Mount Abu

Pilgrimage | Adventure / Trekking

Duration of visit: 2 Hours
Timings: 8 AM - 6.30 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

At a distance of 16 km from Mount Abu Bus Station, Guru Shikhar is a mountain peak in the Arbuda Mountains of Rajasthan. It is one of the top places for trekking in Rajasthan, and among the most popular tourist places in Mount Abu.

Guru Shikhar is the highest point of the Aravalli Range. It rises to an altitude of 1,722 m (5,650 feet). Guru Shikhar provides a breathtaking panoramic view of Mount Abu town and the green Aravalli range. According to history, King Prithviraj Chauhan is believed to have travelled along this peak to meet his bride and consummate his marriage with her. The bride was the princess of Prahladanpur, now known as Palanpur. Trekking to this peak is one of the top things to do here as part of Mount Abu tour.

The peak is named Guru Shikhar or 'the peak of the guru' .....

Lake & Backwaters

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: Boating: 9.30 AM - 6 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 50 per person Pedal Boat & Rs. 100 per person for Shikara Boat

At a distance of 1 km from Mount Abu Bus Station, Nakki Lake is a lake situated at the heart of Mount Abu in Rajasthan. It is one of the must include places in Mount Abu holiday packages.

Nakki Lake is famous for its cool and calm atmosphere due to its ideal location in the backdrop of the Aravalli Mountains. It is the sole artificial lake in India, which is situated at a height of more than 1,200 m. This is the largest manmade lake, stretched over an area of around half a mile, and is around a quarter of a mile wide. The lake is beside a dam and is about 20-30 feet deep.

According to the legend, the lake has been carved out from nails by Gods for the protection against the demon Bashkali. Another legend states that the local King put up the challenge of digging up the lake in one night and he will marry his daughter to that one. It is said that a local resident Rasia Balaam had fulfilled that condition, but the King refused .....

Nature & Scenic

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

At a distance of 2 km from Nakki Lake and 2 km from Mount Abu Bus Station, Sunset Point is a popular view point lies to the southwest of the Nakki Lake behind the dense forest of the Aravalli Range in Mount Abu. This is one of the top Mount Abu tourist places.

Sunset Point is known for offering a beautiful view of the entire mountain valley along with the Nakki Lake. Due to its location, the temperature at this point is very low, which provides retreat during the summer season. In the evening, this place turns into a carnival zone with hundreds of tourists, food stalls and souvenir shops. Staircases have been built for tourists to sit and breathe in the pure air. The hill side is bordered with railing for safety purpose. From Sunset Point, tourists can also go to Bailey's Walk.

Jeeps are available on sharing basis from the town center to Sunset Point at a cost of Rs. 10 per person. It is a 15 minutes' drive to an approachable road, from where one has to walk his way up. This .....

Overnight Stay in Mount Abu

DAY 8 : MOUNT ABU SIGHTSEEING & TRAVEL TO UDAIPUR

Travel from Mount Abu to Udaipur

Historical & Heritage | Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 6 AM - 12 PM for Jain Devotees & 12 PM - 5 PM for Tourists
Entry Fee: Free Entry

At a distance of 3 km from Mount Abu Bus Station, Dilwara Temples are the group of five Jain temples situated at Dilwara in Rajasthan. These are among the best places of pilgrimage in Rajasthan, and among the top Mount Abu places to visit.

Dilwara Temples were built between the 11th and 13th centuries AD and are world-famous for their stunning use of marble. Archaeological evidence suggests that Mahavira himself visited the site, making it sacred to the Jains as a tirtha. These are among the must-visit places as part of Mount Abu packages.

These temples are known for their extraordinary architecture and marvelous marble stone carvings. These temples have an opulent entranceway, the simplicity in architecture reflecting Jain values like honesty and frugality. The temples are in the midst of .....

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